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Elohi's leopard group

Discussion in 'Leopard tortoises' started by Elohi, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. BeeBee*BeeLeaves

    BeeBee*BeeLeaves Well-Known Member

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    Yep. That little grumpy old man face. Love!
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    @Elohi could you share your enclosures using a raised garden bed and cold frame?
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    Elohi Well-Known Member

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    Elohi Well-Known Member

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    So the other day this popped up in my "on this day" memories on Facebook. The Reptile Report had shared the picture and linked to this thread. Anyway, I decided to recreate the picture with them in the same order, in the same location. Well, I "tried" LOL. They don't exactly fit on that counter space anymore because they've gotten so big since 2 years ago.
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    Beans, Summer, Freckles, Watson, October
    [female], [male], [female], [male], [female]
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  6. Slow and steady

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    Any "Jaws" fans out there?
    You're going to need a bigger counter.
    Absolutely spectacular, thank you for sharing.
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  7. Elohi

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    Freckles is going to be a mama. Her second clutch is fertile.
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    Elohi Well-Known Member

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    This evening Mia Zuri decided it was time to lay her 4th clutch this season. I let my animal loving middle child catch the eggs as Mia laid them. They both did a fantastic job. Mia laid 16 eggs this time.
    Keeper in training:
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    Elohi Well-Known Member

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    Beans laid her first clutch in the wee hours this morning after being restless last night. She laid 7 eggs in her first clutch. She turns 4 next month. She was 24 lbs the last time she was weighed.
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    Surprise! Mia's babies are hatching! Currently, ten of the twelve have hatched. There are several more clutches incubating. Incubating clutches from Freckles and Beans as well. I will update when those start hatching.
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    And here is an incredible up close video of the 9th hatchling emerging from her egg.
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    Incredibly beautiful shots, Elohi. What do you find is the average duration of your incubation? I’ve heard of leopards taking close to a year.
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    yeah Monica, answer that one. LOL.??
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    You got yourself a wonderful little group of hatchlings here. Have fun and good luck with letting any of them leave your motherly range as it were.
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    So far they are falling between 80 and 120 days. I incubate pretty warm so I'm sure that's why they aren't taking ages upon ages. I have 8 more clutches incubating and 2 females due to lay again soon. I found that one of my incubators was reading not accurately tracking temperatures so those clutches will take longer. Judging from where they are in development, significantly longer. Though I have since turned the thermostat up and have the issue fixed.
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    Thank you. What temps are you maintaining?
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    Here are a few pictures of the newest hatchlings. Also, some pictures of when Mia and Duke met some of their first offspring together.
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    But I must say you are a silly girl at times …
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    @Tom, Remember Mia? She started laying last year but laid 75 infertile eggs. This year she has produced her first offspring. Many more incubating from her and my other two young females.
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    I'll be taking a lot of pictures of my group over the next few weeks. Here are some from yesterday.
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